SiberianStonechat

March 16, 2017 – Siberian Stonechat or Asian Stonechat (Saxicola maurus)

These stonechats are found across most of temperate Asia in open scrubland and grasslands. Their diet is almost entirely small invertebrates, including insects and larvae. Little is known of their breeding behavior, though stonechat nests have been found in bushes and on cliffs in the grassy areas where they live. They have been considered conspecific with the common stonechat (Saxicola torquatus) but recent genetic data has lead to some taxonomists considering them to be a separate species.

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